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2024 Hayduke LVS Frame

2024 Hayduke LVS Frame

Regular price $2,950.00

MOLLE Rackwald rear rack sold separately.

UPGRADE Options

FORK UPGRADE OPTIONS: *Available for both framesets and complete builds*

BRAKE UPGRADE OPTIONS: *Available for complete builds only*

COCKPIT UPGRADE OPTIONS: *Available for complete builds only*

WHEEL UPGRADE OPTIONS: *Available for complete builds only*

DRIVETRAIN UPGRADE OPTIONS: *Available for complete builds only - not available for single speed builds*

WOLF TOOTH UPGRADE: Matching Headset and Seat Collar

Geometry

S1/SM S2/MD S3/LG S4/XL

A - Effective TT Length

600

632

654

679

B - Reach

420

450

470

490

C - Wheelbase

1295

1337

1350

1376

D - CS Length

600

600

600

600

F - ST Angle

74

74

74

74

G - ST Length

380

435

485

530

H - HT Angle

67.5

67.5

67.5

67.5

I - HT Length

100

105

115

130

J - Fork Offset

51

51

51

51

K - Fork Length

495

495

495

495

BB Drop

75

75

75

75

Stack

617

622

631

645

Rider Height

5'1"- 5'7"

5'6"- 6'

5'10"- 6'3"

6'+6'5"

Standover (0% sag)

735

742

774

800

Max Insertion

140

205

255

300

Hardtail geometry based on 30% fork sag. To see a complete Esker size guide go to the Esker FAQ >> Size Guide 

For more information about chainstay length and our Portage Dropout System go to Esker FAQ >> Portage Dropouts

Frame Specs

Frame Material

Seamless, butted and cold-shaped 3/2.5 titanium

Thru Axle

Boost 148 / 180mm / M12x1.0

Frame Includes

Wolf Tooth seatpost collar, rear axle, Adjustable UDH Portage Dropout, cable guides and bolts

Headtube Diameter

44mm ID, 50mm OD

Rear Dropout Spacing

148mm

BB Type

Threaded 73mm English

Headset Lower Stack Height

13mm

Wheel Size

29 x 2.6 - 2.8. Tire clearance on the Hayduke LVS is heavily reliant on the chainline of the drivetrain.

49-52mm chainlines have a max clearance of 2.6 and 55mm chainlines have a max clearance of 2.8. Some drivetrain brands and models may also have variances.

Seatpost

34.9 clamp, 31.6 post, internally routed

Max Chainring

34t round / 32t oval / Boost Chainline

Weight

- 4.55lbs bare frame, 4.95lbs includes dropouts, axle, seat collar, and cable guides for a Medium frame

Brake Mount

Post Mount direct, 180mm rotor native

HAYDUKE LVS FAQ

Looking for a review?

    • Check out this incredible review from The Radavist - CLICK HERE
    • Or this great video from Hardtail Party - CLICK HERE
  • Q - What size frame should I buy?
    • See the table below for a complete Esker Cycles model line-up size guide. The Hayduke LVS uses the identical measurements and angles as our beloved Hayduke and therefore the same size guide.
  • NOTE: Many folks can fit more than a single frame size. If you find yourself at a height in which you can fit 2 different frame sizes, ask yourself what your riding style is like and where/how you intend to use the bike. A larger frame will feel more stable at high speeds, but not as manuverable in tighter and more technical situations on the trail. Inversly, a smaller frame will be less stable at speeds, but allow you to pick up and place your wheels in technical sections of trail much easier.

Esker Sizing Chart

Q - What wheel sizes can I use on the Hayduke LVS?

  • The Hayduke was designed and optimized for 29" wheels (up to a 2.8" width).

Q - I really want to run a 29x3.0 tire on the Hayduke LVS, why can't I?

  • Bikes are a lot of fun to play with, and we won't tell you what to do or not to do with them, but our official stance on a 29x3.0 tire is 'No'. Yes, the frame clears 29x3.0 tires, but chain clearance and drivetrain are the limitations.

Q - What fork travel can I use on the Hayduke LVS?

  • The Hayduke is designed around 120mm suspension forks (30% sag with an axle to crown height of ~495mm, or a rigid fork with an a-c height of 495mm). We also test and approve the use of 130mm forks on the Hayduke as well.
  • NOTE: Fork offsets have been a topic of discussion for quite some time in the mountain bike community. There are pros and cons to both short and long offset options. While we may have originally designed our frames around either a short or long offset fork, we've spent a lot of time experimenting and riding both options and are quite happy with the results of either short offset forks, or long offset forks. Much of it comes down to personal preference, your own riding style, and what type of trails/terrain you're riding on. Feel like experimenting with an offset that your Esker wasn't originally designed around? Have at it! Bikes are supposed to be fun and unique expressions of the individual riding them...don't sweat the details too much.

Q - Can I run a rigid fork on the Hayduke LVS?

  • Absolutely! Rigid works with an axle to crown measurement of ~492mm work best to maintain the original geometry design and ride characteristics.

Q - What length dropper comes with a complete build?

  • SM = 150mm PNW Loam dropper that can be adjusted down to 125mm of travel, or a 160mm Wolf Tooth Dropper that can be adjusted down to 110mm of travel.
  • MD/LG/XL = 170mm PNW Loam dropper that can be adjusted down to 145mm of travel, or a 200mm Wolf Tooth Dropper that can be adjusted down to 150mm of travel.
    • For more information on the adjustability of the PNW Loam dropper, click HERE.
    • For more information on the adjustability of the Wolf Tooth dropper, click HERE.

Q - How many water bottle mounts does the Hayduke LVS have?

  • SM = 1 bottle in the front traingle, 1 bottle under the down tube
  • MD/LG/XL/XXL = 2 bottles in the front traingle, 1 bottle under the down tube

Q - How many mounting points on the frame are there for bottles, bags, racks, and other gear?

  • The Hayduke LVS also comes with 26 attachment points for adventure accessories, and M6 threaded rack mounts built into the frame for the attachment of Molle Rackwald, our proprietary direct-fit rack.

Q - Can I put a rear rack on the Hayduke LVS?

  • Heck yeah! 2023+ frames have integrated rear rack mounts on the seatstay for using our proprietary direct-fit Molle Rackwald, or many other rear rack options on the market.

Q - Can I single-speed the Hayduke LVS?

  • You betcha! Our Portage Dropout System allows you to adjust the chainstay length by up to 14mm, allowing you to run a single speed setup reliably, quietly, and with ease. Heck, we even have a single speed build option that you can buy!

Q - Can I run an internally geared hub on the Hayduyke LVS?

  • Technically, yes, but we don't offer any support on figuring out which hubs and support parts may be needed in order to make this happen. Have fun!

Q - How does the Portage Dropout System work?

  • The Portage Dropout System attaches to our hardtail frames and allows you to adjust chainstay length (for ride characteristics or tire width clearances), chain tension (for single speed application), or different hanger types (UDH or Classic).

Q - How long does it take to get my bike/frame once I order it?

  • That depends. If its a bike/frame that you're placing a Pre Order for, the item will have an ETA window associated with it once you select it on the product page. If its a bike/frame that we have in stock, we will email you the shipping eta once the order is placed - that can vary from 2-6 weeks depending on how many orders are in front of yours.
  • NOTE: If you want to speed up the delivery of your frame/fork, order it through one of our Retail Partners. They receive priority shipping when orders are placed through them.

Q - How much assembly do I need to do if I order a bike directly through the webstore?

  • Not much at all. Our complete bikes arrive 90% pre-assembled. For more information and assembly instructions, head on over to our Tech Documents page and click the 'New Bike Assembly Instructions' link.
  • If you would prefer having your bike assembled through your local Esker Retailer, please order your bike directly through them. They'll help you figure out your size, work with you on spec/upgrade options, and get your bike built for you exactly how you want it.

Q - Do you do custom builds?

  • We do not. We offer a limited menu of upgrade options for all of our bikes, but we do not do custom builds.
  • If you'd like to have a custom Esker built up, please reach out to one of our Retail Partners and they'll work with you on getting you exactly what you want!

Q - What kind of Titanium do you use?

  • We build our titanium frames from seamless, double-butted 3/2.5 titanium. This tubeset provides an incredible balance of weight and strength that we find to be paramount for those big backcountry missions and covering the countless miles of abuse we've seen on our frames. We engineer this tubing specifically for this application and value Titanium's longevity both in fatigue, abrasion and corrosion resistance.

Q - What does your warranty look like?

  • Esker 1,000,000 Mile Warranty: Yup, you read that right, we'll cover any defects in material, craftsmanship, or design up to 1,000,000 miles. If you hit 1,000,001 miles...you're on you own, and CONGRATULATIONS :)
    • Esker Cycles will repair or replace, at its option, any frame that it determines to be defective due to defects in the original materials and/or manufacturing. This limited warranty does not apply to wear and tear, prior claimed defects, or any failures or malfunctions that result from abuse, neglect, misuse, alteration, crash, collision, or any improper assembly or maintenance. This warranty is in effect for the life of the product, applies only to the original owner, and is non-transferable. By REGISTERING your bike with Esker Cycles as the original owner of the product, we gaurantee service in regards to any and all warranty related issues. You will be required to present proof of purchase for any warranty claim. This warranty does not cover shipping or logistics to and from Esker Cycles.
  • No Fault Replacement
    • Esker Cycles will make replacement frames or parts available at a minimum charge in the event of a crash or other non-warranty situation for the life of the frame. Esker Cycles does this at its sole discretion. You will be responsible for all shipping costs to and from Esker Cycles.
  • Click HERE to Submit a Warranty Claim.

Q - Can I order one of your frames/bikes through a local bike shop?

  • Absoluetly. That would be the best way to order one of our frames/bikes! Working with your local bike shop allows you to get great insight on which model is right for you, which size may work best for your intended use, and ensure that your bike gets built up and fit to your exact specifications. Jump on over to our Dealer Locator to see a full map of our retail partners and find the one closest to you.

Q - Can I demo a bike before I buy it?

  • We do our best to travel around throughout the year and often partner with regional mountain bike festivals or local retail partners to host demos. For the most up to date opportunities, check our Dealer Locator.  You can also see a full map of our retail partners - reach out to them if you're near by and ask them what they may have available for you to demo locally.

Q - I want to buy a frame bag before my bike/frame arrives to me, can you provide the frame bag dimensions for the Hayduke LVS?

  • We don't reccommed buying a frame bag until you have your frame/bike on hand. That is absolute best way to ensure you get the right size and shape for your bike.
  • If you're looking to make a custom bag(s) for your Hayduke, we've partnered with some incredible custom frame bag makers that all have our frame dimensions and files on hand. Please reach out to one of the following frame bag makers to get the exact bags made for your bike that you want!

Built for the Back Country
We here at Esker enjoy long rides into the wild spaces and are proud to say our bikes are truly Built for the Backcountry. That means they are designed and built on three tenets:

Durability

We build our titanium hardtails from seamless, double-butted 3/2.5 Titanium for the utmost in durability.
This tubeset provides a greater strength to weight ratio than other Titanium frames on the market, engineered specifically for its application. Titanium is corrosion-proof, so you can ride through any weather, for life.

Geometry

With specific geometry to suit the riders needs for each different model, we have designed and developed a quick and responsive ride quality for the new Japhy. Utilizing size specific headtubes and shorter and steeper seat tubes we have given this bike a more playful trailbike feel that will make you want to throw it around the corners and pop off every little bump in the trail.

Ride Quality

Titanium is legendary for an almost mystically smooth, fatigue-reducing ride quality. The custom drawn, seamless, and butted tubeset is tuned to each size, which gives it more compliance and is lighter weight while also increasing torsional rigidity and overall strength.


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